"Oddly Timed Stoner Jazz Rock with a Dash of Goth."
March 2016 : "I" (Full length Album)
August 2016 : Ghost Town / Phantasma (Singles)
"Unarmed" added to rotation on Rebel FM
Airplay of singles "Pandora", "Negativity", "Unarmed" & "Ghost Town" on a.o. RRR, SYN, 2SER, 4ZZZ
Album release tour
Cherry Bar Residency & Tour Vic / SA
International Tour (Portugal)
Nominated for the Cherry Award for best bands to play at Melbourne's Cherry Bar in 2016
SYN TV (Melbourne)
(a.o.) Sydney Morning Herald album review, TheMusic, Brag Magazine
Featured on a.o. The AU Review, Tonedeaf, Bombshellzine, TheMusic.com.au
"The band clearly likes to tease and with terrific self-confidence in their undoubted abilities the approach does create a lively anxiousness within their music."
Read it on smh.com.au
Exclusive Album Streaming at Blunt!
"...the “oddly timed stoner jazz rock with a dash of goth” (as their Facebook page so perfectly describes them) trio have made a name for themselves with a sound unlike any other – numbing hooks tied with groovy basslines, jam-worthy riffs and a voice so goddamn powerful the US are using it to overthrow Russia."
Read / Listen it at Blunt Magazine
Video of Negativity Premiered at The AU Review!
"If anything, try saying this song title five times fast…"
Read it at The AU Review!
'When the chorus rolls in there's good energy here." - Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J Unearthed Music Director)
Video of Pandora Premiered at Tone Deaf!
"Magnus means “the great” in Latin or “powerhouse” in old Norwegian, and the Sydney based power-group live up to the expectations of their name with the release of their new single ‘Pandora’."
Read it at Tone Deaf!
Magnus Release Explosive New Single and Video for “Pandora”
Read what CoolTry says about us.
"Listening to this album make me feel strange. Grungy and primal in some places, tickling the blood as it goes in, tracing through the veins.
Equally as anxiety-inducing as it is relieving, the mixture of results is a ultra satisfying wave rolling out and over the listener. Especially in the beginning.
There’s no room to move when the listener doesn’t know what’s coming next, paralysis invades the system like a lucid dream, wanting to move but having only the inside of ones head to stretch out in.
No need to fight it, there is no harm in sinking into the almost unnatural feels generated by this music. Touch the musical space as it begins to expand and assimilate. Sink into I, there’s more room in here than it seems." (SP- Live Wire)
Sydney’s Oddly Timed Stoner Jazz Rock with a Dash of Goth three-piece Magnus formed in 2012 to bring their urgency, fearlessness in experimentation and healthy disregard for genres to Australian music.
Live Magnus, derived from "Magn-hus" and translating as "powerhouse" in Old Norse, are defined by their name. Set up as a power trio which gives maximum impact and at times space for each instrument.
Since their debut album’s release in 2016, it has received critical acclaim by both online and print media with The Sydney Morning Herald stating that “The band clearly likes to tease and with terrific self-confidence in their undoubted abilities the approach does create a lively anxiousness within their music.".
A casual open mic at Melbourne’s famous Cherry Bar landed them a residency and nomination for Cherry Bar’s best live band of the year award by invite of none other than owner James Young himself.
In 2018 recording of the follow up took place under supervision of Aria award winning producer / engineer Paul McKercher and COG’s Lucius Borich on drums it promises an even more raw and visceral approach yet still including the unexpected twists and turns Magnus have become known for. Both Paul McKercher and the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Grammy winner, USA - Rolling Stones, Springsteen, The Preatures) have been mixing songs and Brian Gardner, Grammy winner and known for Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf album, mastering the album.
The album is set to be released in full in 2019.
What we sound like:
Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave, The Doors, The Police, Mars Volta
Formed: November, 2012
Band: Arne (Guitar, Vocals) supported by Blake Cateris (Bass), Lucius Borich (Drums)